New solidarity network launched in Croydon, and other class struggle news and events for mid-February

Cautiously pessimistic

Another quick round-up of class struggle news and events, mostly workplace-related:

Down at the sarf end of sarf lahndahn, a new solidarity project is forming in Croydon, inspired by the general approach of the Angry Workers of the World. In their words, if you fancy “getting up at the arse crack of dawn in February to help flyer a Croydon industrial wasteland then we wanna hear from you”, so email if that’s something you’d have any interest in*. In other plugs for new class struggle projects, I’d also like to recommend The Slow Down, a very scurrilously funny podcast about trade union organising “by dumb people, for dumb people”.

Elsewhere, the United Voices of the World union are fundraising for an employment tribunal for one of their members, a hostess at a private member’s club who was victimised for her union activity and refusing to accept abuse…

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